If you are still in the process of planning your New Year’s Resolutions (or want to add a fun one to the mix), then this year, you should consider making it a priority to see more movies at the cinema. (Surely that sounds more enjoyable than spending hours at the gym or never eating sugar again!).
Why should you watch more movies at the cinema? Well, there are a whole load of benefits to be had, from staying updated on pop culture to helping you get on the road to becoming a better person. What’s more, regular trips to the cinema can aid you in maintaining your social life while also providing a necessary means of escapism.
To learn more, keep reading for four essential reasons to see more movies at the cinema in 2020.
1. You get to stay on top of the latest releases.
Movies are an integral part of any culture, and it can be fun to stay up-to-date on the latest releases. After all, you know that everyone is going to be talking about them! In early 2020, there are so many exciting movies coming to the cinema, including “Dolittle,” “The King’s Man,” “Mulan,” “No Time to Die,” “The New Mutants,” “Black Widow,” and “Tenet.”
The best way to experience any of these movies is to see them in the cinema. This is the form in which they were created to be seen. Let’s be honest: Every movie looks better on the big screen.
Alternatively, if you prefer to watch non-mainstream movies, then you may want to visit your local boutique cinema where they play a broader array of movies that you may not normally encounter. By spending time at this type of movie theatre, you are likely to discover new-to-you movies. These cinemas are fantastic if you want to expand your movie repertoire this year and push yourself to watch more foreign films or different genres that aren’t usually shown.
2. It will help you with your goal of being a better person.
For most people, sitting down and watching a movie is a complete pleasure and one that they would happily do day after day, month after month. But, you may not realize that watching movies can actually make you a better person. This is because films are particularly effective at communicating meaningful messages. Think about it — you can probably easily name movies that have made an impact on you throughout your life.
Watching movies helps us to empathize with the trials and tribulations of others because the films are a vessel through which viewers can learn about people in situations different than themselves. Moreover, films can also expand your knowledge by introducing you to a topic or subject that you previously knew nothing or very little about.
In addition, movies are one of the greatest forms of creative expression, and for a viewer, it is incredibly powerful to see someone’s imagination and creativity at work. When we see artists put their vision out into the world, it inspires us to own our creativity and utilize our imagination. Movies help us to imagine things that we never thought were possible, as well as aid us in finding strategies for dealing with the dark sides of humanity.
3. It allows you to hang out with people without needing to make a conversation.
One of the best things about going to the movies with other people is that it allows you to do something with others, without having to expend a lot of energy on maintaining conversation for hours. Isn’t that great?
In all seriousness, going to the cinema is an ideal activity for everyone, regardless of whether you are spending time with your parents, your younger siblings, your acquaintances at school, your work colleagues or your new romantic interest. You are guaranteed to be able to find a movie that suits the crowd, and you don’t have to stress over ensuring that everyone is kept entertained. It is a low-pressure situation with high rewards because nothing beats sharing the experience of watching an excellent film on the big screen with your group at the same time.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a venue to organize a party, then a movie theatre may be the perfect place. At many boutique cinemas, you can host a private screening and take advantage of their unique character. Even if you aren’t booking out a private showing, most theatres recommend cinema ticket offers when you are purchasing for larger groups. The more, the merrier!
4. It provides you with a couple of hours of escapism.
The most common reason that people watch movies is to experience the escapism they offer. You just have to lean back into your seat and let yourself be taken to a completely different world. The escapism is particularly pleasant when you see a movie at a gold class cinema in Dubai. In such a cinema, you will be treated to spacious seating, a relaxed ambiance, and the optimal viewing comfort. And of course, the cinema offers picture and sound quality that is superior to anything you have at home.
There is also the snack stand which completes the overall experience, because there is simply no way to make tastier popcorn at home. In today’s cinemas, the food offerings are an integral part of the experience, and you can often have the snacks delivered to your seats.
When added all together, these features make watching a movie a very pleasurable experience indeed.
To ensure that you can successfully make your (temporary) escape from reality, it is highly suggested that you book your tickets online. In most theatres, you have the option of picking your seats online in advance. This way, you can be sure that everyone in your party can get a seat next to each other. Just remember, no talking to each other while the movie is playing! Save your commentary for when the movie is done.
Do you like to watch movies at the cinema? Are you going to make it a priority to see more this year? What do you like about going to the movie theatre? What do you not like? Let us know your thoughts, comments, and any relevant experiences in the comments below!
Paul Fox is the Director of Roxy Cinemas under Meraas Group/DXB Entertainments. Roxy Cinemas currently has five Dubai locations: The Beach, La Mer, City Walk, Box Park, and Bollywood Parks.
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